Bargaining for an EcoDiesel
First post and just wanted to start off by saying I currently own a 2013 wrangler sport lifted on 37's, winch, rock rails, gears, etc. Anyways my other half has a 2011 Mini Cooper S and its time to get rid of it for something a little more practical for new England winters. last week we went to Quirk jeep here in Marshfield MA. we drove a 2014 Grand Cherokee Overland, fully loaded, technology group etc. sticker on it was $51,350. The only problem was that it had the hemi and we are in the market for the new diesel. Before even attempting to negotiate the salesman knocked off $4000. Long story short we passed on that and went to Jeep 24 in Brockton MA (this is where I just purchased my 2013 wrangler). Spoke with the same sales guy who sold me my wrangler and told him we wanted a loaded overland just like the one we drove in Marshfield EXCEPT we wanted it with a diesel. I figured he'd cut us a better deal then the other dealership being a return customer, but we were wrong. He checked the incoming inventory and what would you know they already had the exact overland that we wanted in a diesel that was supposed to arrive at the dealership sometime in late October. The sticker price on the diesel was $53,000. The salesman told me that he could not take a single dollar off of the car because the Jeep did not have a VIN # yet. He tried telling me that he didn't know what the invoice on the car would be yet so he couldn't take any money off of it. I told him that was bull**** and all he had to do was take the same Jeep and just add the 4200$ diesel package. He did not want to play ball or give me any sort of break so we walked out very unhappy. My question is, for those of you who have ordered new Grand Cherokee diesels did you get any money off? or did you pay the sticker price from the dealership? I plan on going back to the first dealership and seeing what they can do for me, at the same time I absolutely refuse to pay anywhere near the sticker price of a new car. I never have and never will, so hopefully I can find something that works.
sorry for the long post and I appreciate any help or insight.